Note to teachers The Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun was a watershed in theatrical history.
Whenever she can, Mama sets the plant outside the window so it can receive more light. Keeping it alive means a great deal to Mama because she and her husband wanted a house with a garden in which they could plant whatever they wished.
However, they never had enough money to buy a home. She hopes to have this dream of a home realized after the life insurance check for her deceased husband arrives.
This economic factor of race lies beneath the conflicts of the characters in the early part of the play, as the Youngers are trapped in the lower class. Later in the drama, the social problems connected with race are manifested as the Younger family purchases a new home away from the inner city.
Soon after this purchase, Mr. Karl Lindner, a representative for the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, contacts the Youngers to suggest that it would be better if they do not move into Clybourne Park. This time no dream is "deferred" to only dry up like "a raisin in the sun" because Walter speaks as the man of the family and refuses the offer from Mr.
The Youngers depart the worn apartment, but not before Lena Younger looks around at her dilapidated furnishings and the home that she has known for so many years.
She stifles a cry and departs but soon hurries back to grab her lonely plant that will now have plenty of sunshine.Note to teachers The Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun was a watershed in theatrical history.
At a time when there was perceived to be no black Broadway audience, no commercial viability for a serious black play, and no significant "crossover" white audience for a play about African Americans, the underdog Raisin achieved the impossible: an all-out commercial and critical success.
In that regard, A Raisin in the Sun provides us with an important opportunity to consider and discuss our own checkered history of segregation and strained race relations. “The play takes place in Chicago, but I felt it was important that my actors connect the play to the space we are currently living: southwest Florida,” says Sonya McCarter in a director’s note.
Raisin in the Sun Raisin in the Sun is a movie that faces issues in groups as well as the aspects of culture diversity. The team has reviewed the movie and we have reviewed key points to how the movie ties into the aspects of group work.
In other words, A Raisin in the Sun demonstrates how race can complicate the American Dream. For the most part, however, race is a latent backdrop in the play; this enables Hansberry to craft a universally appealing tale and allows us to understand the precise influence of race in one family’s life.
A Raisin in the Sun depicts ordinary Americans who happen to be black – and explores how the fact of their race inhibits them from accomplishing their dreams. In other words, A Raisin in the Sun demonstrates how race can complicate the American Dream. For the most part, however, race is . A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and produced on stage in , marks a watershed moment in American theater.
On the face of it, A Raisin in the Sun was not destined for success. With only one white cast member, an inexperienced director, and an untried playwright, Hansberry had.